Sep 022012

Washington, DC, September 2, 2012

–For immediate release—
Ambassador Theater Presents
“A self-realization challenge”

US Premiere of Two One Act plays from Egypt by Alfred Farag
Translated by Dina Amin
The Visitor Directed by Gail Humphries Mardirosian
The Peephole Directed by Hanna Bondarewska

Set Designed by Greg Jackson Costumes by Elizabeth Ennis Lights by Marianne Meadows

Assistant Director James Randle Stage Manager Jennifer Grunfeld

Featuring: Hanna Bondarewska as Negma Sadiq (The Visitor)Ivan   Zizek as Mahmud Suliman (The Visitor) and Hasan (The Peephole);  Rob Weinzimer as doorman (The Visitor) and Hasanayn(The Peephole); Stephen Shetler as Husayn (The Peephole); James Randle as Husayn (The Peephole); Adam Adkins as Shaldum (The Peephole)


Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint,

916 G Street NW, Washington DC

Oct. 16– Nov. 3, 2012

TICKETS: $30 Gen. Adm.

Students & Senior Citizens $20

On line:

Media: Please e-mail or call to reserve your seats

WHEN:  October 16 – November 3, 2012

Previews: October 16, 17 at 8 p.m.

Opening: October 18, 2012, 8 PM

Press Performances: October 20, 2011, 2 pm & 8 pm

Thursdays, Fridays, 8 PM

Saturdays, 2 PM and 8 PM

Sundays, 2 PM and 7:30 PM

The Ambassador Theater invites you to trespass into a nighttime world of desperate crime and ruthless criminals. Or are they?  Alfred Farag lures actors and spectators into playing the game of a lifetime in the US premieres of two suspenseful Egyptian one act plays. The Visitor deals with deception (both of others and of ourselves), while The Peephole addresses the soullessness of an unchained capitalist society.

This illustrious playwright brings the audience into the world of illusion and reality, utilizing the device of play within a play. He blurs the line between what is real and what is theatrical while posing questions regarding power and social status. Ultimately, both of his plays address themes that provoke thinking on subjects still relevant to the 21st century. The audience will find themselves laughing and crying whilst trapped in Farag’s psychological maze of mirrors, a fun house where we never know what is real. These plays give insight into Egyptian socio-economic culture, which ultimately gave rise to the Arab Spring, challenging traditional views about power.

VisitorandPeepholepress release

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